Katharine Emma (Wacker) Ruschak, 75 of Powhatan Point, OH passed away peacefully in the Veterans Hospital, HJ Heinz Campus, Pittsburgh, PA on October 29, 2018.

She was born November 30, 1942 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, daughter of the late Adelaide Wacker Osmianski and John Wacker.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Pete Ruschak, sister, Jane Ryan, an infant brother and infant sister.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Margaret (Donald) Cairns, Dellroy, Ohio, nephew, Trevor (Gabriela) Porter and sons, Alexander and Colin of Uniontown, OH, niece, Erin (Kevin) Krieg and children, Cooper and Kensey of Cincinnati,Oh. Kate also leaves behind her beloved pet, Trixie and many dedicated friends from Powhatan Point, OH.

Kathy graduated from Martins Ferry High School and was a veteran of the US Army. She attended Ohio University and was a wonderful florist for many years in Powhatan Point. She was a past member of the Rainbow Girls and The Eastern Star. Kathy and Pete loved to travel to Cherokee, NC to the Indian Reservation.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions in Kathy’s name may be sent to: The Salvation Army Headquarters, 615 Slaters Lane, PO BOX 269, Alexandria, Va 22313.

Arrangements have been made by Grisell Funeral Homes of Clarington, OH.